My last empties was way back in April where I went over a relatively normal amount of empties. In April, I didn’t have that many at the end of the month, so I decided to hold on to them and roll them into May’s. May I had a lot of empties and couldn’t seem to find a time to do them, the pile got bigger and bigger the challenge of actually working out ‘what the hell am I going to do with all these’ question got larger and I finally forced myself to tackle it on Sunday Evening.
I did at one point debate doing a whole years worth of empties, but as each month has passed the location of my empties pile has had to keep moving – the little box I normally keep my stuff in was soon outgrown, it moved to a cupboard shelf in my wardrobe, which was outgrown. For a while they lived on my spare room floor until I got pissed off with tripping over them constantly – and for the past 2 months they’ve been living in my bath.
If it wasn’t Christmas upcoming and I was going to have family members coming into my house pointing at the pile of empty bottles before calling my great uncle up to have a look, before they make a group decision to have be sectioned – then I might have considered going for it. But I’m actually looking forward to having my bath to store a significant pile of ‘wedding shit’ which I don’t have a cupboard big enough for it to go in – wedding shit will be happily pointed at by my family as I’m the first person in my generation on both my mums and dad’s side to get married – so everyone is excited.You can tell I don’t use my bath often though right?! I seem to have come to a ‘natural point’ – I had a bag for likes, and a bag for dislikes and both were at breaking point so after 2 and a half hours of photographing, 2 numb legs and now one very heavy recycling bag – I’m ready to do the write ups!
The paat 7 and a bit months have been about as much decluttering and reorganising as I could do. I went around my house and found all my half started and half used products thanks to trying something new all the time because of blogging – and I gathered them up and reorganised everything in sections in My Little Box Boxes – I’ve had one product of each on the go at a time – and where possible I’ve tried to use up something that’s been part started. So whilst I have a massive grand total of 220 finished products – YOU READ THAT RIGHT – a good chunk of these haven’t been used top-to-bottom since the start of April.
So for a good chunk of posts over the next week they’re going to be heavily empties focused. If you don’t like empties – this is not the week for you, sorry! Each post is going to be split up into individual sections, e.g Hair and Nails – and within that I’ve got them split into the likes and dislikes.
I was curious as to just how the piles broke down so I kept a running total as I went.
I wasn’t surprised to see that Hair was the biggest section, I plough through conditioners. And I had a load of half started products in that department and haircare has been one area I’ve been desperate to declutter across the board. I was surprised at just how many face products I’d used although a good chunk of those were foil packets which gave me just a single use – or a couple at most each – I still have a massive foil packet stash and I try to use at least one a week
It’s pretty level on the likes vs dislikes front – I’m pretty easy to please as it swings more to likes rather than dislikes. But whilst I like things – that doesn’t necessarily mean I like things enough to re-buy them, and a like isn’t necessarily a I can’t be without it, so I will be marking any planned repurchases as usual in my likes section of each post.
So I hope you like empties, cause it’s all I’ll be working on for the next few days in an attempt to get them up and out the way in one chunk!